Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984)
ARC Identifier 28466 / Local Identifier 111-LC-44811 1961
Berlin Border Action
Berlin, Germany, 09/13/1961 - 09/14/1961 - American MP checkpoint at Friedrichstrasse. LSs, people standing and watching. LS, American MPs talking to civilians. LSs, MSs, MP desk on sidewalk in front of shop. Two MPs at the desk while an officer stands and looks thru binoculars. He puts them down and talks to the men at the desk. Scenes shot thru 400mm lens of the border and of East Berlin. MS, East German Police (VOPOS) in an armored car. One of the men is looking thru binoculars. This is at the Friedrichstrasse crossing. MLS, three VOPO guards at barrier at Charlotten Strasse. East German police near sentry box; they are standing about. Then the camera follows three of the policemen as they walk away. CU, VOPO; he carries a submachine gun on his shoulder; he is joined by another man armed the same way. MLS, flags on top of building in East Berlin. HS, East Berlin Friedrichstrasse. A car is zigzagging thru the barriers. HS, almost deserted street and the Wall at the Friedrichstrasse border. A car going thru the Friedrichstrasse border. Pan, East Berlin Friedrichstrasse to the Wall. The street is deserted. A West German standing and looking over the Wall as a truckload of East German police arrive. The truck backs up and stops. MS, from behind the West German showing East Germans on the other side of the Wall getting out of the truck. This is at Jerusalemer Strasse. Looking over the concrete Wall showing East German police walking away from truck. East Germans standing about, some talking in group. From the American side of the Wall, a few children playing. Pan, over to the East Berlin side which shows East German policemen walking. East German guards talking to a civilian on opposite side of the Wall. Looking over the Wall at Zimmerstrasse and Linden Strasse. East German scout cars and guards are standing about.